FPCR have provided masterplanning, landscape, urban design, EIA and ecological services for the bridge flagship development within the Thames Gateway. The 105 Ha scheme comprises a fully integrated mix of employment, residential, leisure and core facilities set within a strong conserved landscape framework. The high quality scheme includes an Innovation Hub, with dedicated high technology accommodation and up to 160 work units. The mix and balance of activities have been designed to achieve the optimum sustainable layout whilst maximizing the strategic opportunities of the site. The ‘Fastrack’ dedicated public transport system is an integral component of the project and provides links between Bluewater and Dartford town centre. FPCR co-ordinated the Environmental Statement to support the outline planning application and produced the detailed Environmental and Landscape Assessments.
Since grant of planning permission FPCR have undertaken mitigation works including dedicated reptile and water vole habitat and translocation of the reptile population. We have also produced a long term management plan with the Wildlife Trust that will ensure the biodiversity of the site and is maintained and enhanced.